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2 debate parties planned

“Watch parties” have been organized for Monday’s presidential debate and Thursday’s Indiana gubernatorial debate.

IPFW College Republicans will have a presidential debate watch party starting at 8:45 p.m. Monday in the “stomping grounds” at Walb Student Union. Pizza and snacks will be provided. The debate begins at 9 p.m.

AARP Indiana will have a gubernatorial debate watch party from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Fort Wayne Marriott, 305 E. Washington Center Road. Admission and dinner are free, but reservations are required, and space is limited. To register, call 877-926-8300.

The debate broadcast will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Earlier, AARP will discuss its goals for the 2013 session of the Indiana General Assembly.

The non-partisan AARP asks that guests “leave any campaign/candidate materials, signs, etc. at home.”

Thursday’s debate among Libertarian Rupert Boneham, Democrat John Gregg and Republican Mike Pence will be in the studios of WFWA-TV, PBS 39, and broadcast by the station. It is sponsored by the Indiana Debate Commission.

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